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12-08-2012, 02:22 AM
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Rorschach
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Who is the next Willie Mitchell?

For those who don't know his story, Mitchell was a shutdown specialist defensemen that Vancouver couldn't or chose not to re-sign. Los Angeles signed him and got approximately 2 times the player they paid for...both a great defensive defenseman and some PMD plus offensive defenseman as well. There have been many times he was the best defenseman on our team, our #1 even better than the vaunted Doughty and Johnson.

Basically no one thought he was THAT good. And he isn't a young guy like Wayne Simmonds who just hadn't played in the NHL yet.

Who is your next player who currently is not particularly highly regarded, defenseman-wise or backup goalie or bottom six player, who is a veteran but may break out and surprise everyone?


Last edited by Rorschach: 12-08-2012 at 03:53 AM. Reason: Changed "bottom-pairing"
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